Viktor Bijlenga

Maximize Your Creative Energy +

I’m not perfect at balancing work/life, and I will probably never be. To be able to improve, I have to think about the long term effects and create methods which works for me. It’s a hard work, but it’s worth it. You should do it too.

On being an Early Riser +

Erik Beirnskold:

Myself, I am a wannabe morning person. I’m not the one to sleep away the whole mornings, but I am also not the one to naturally get up really early. But I want to be.

Why is this you ask? It’s actually quite simple. You get ahead. Quickly. Just think about it. If you are up and start your day at 5am, you will have had time to catch up on the news, do some important work and be ready to tackle the rest of the world as it wakes up around 8-9am. It works because most people do not get up early, but if you do, you are already at an advantage to everyone else.

First of all. I enjoyed this post, since I have a hard time to get up really early. Just ask my girlfriend. She is my inspiration, since she always gets up before me. I’m tired of rolling out of bed, just to get out of bed.

I’m working on adjusting my sleep, since I know that I think/work better before lunch. My trick at the moment is to turn back the clock two minutes every other day. It’s a good pace for me and it helps to adjust my morning routines over time. Let’s see how it works out.